Ivory Coast: Six women murdered at anti-Gbagbo protest

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March 3, 2011
Independent [UK]    
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"Security forces [sic] shot and killed at least six women protesters in Ivory Coast's commercial capital Abidjan yesterday, witnesses said, raising concerns that protracted post-election violence is escalating into civil war in the West African nation. ... The women were protesting against the incumbent President, Laurent Gbagbo, in the Abidjan suburb of Abobo, which voted in favour of Alassane Ouattara, the internationally acknowledged winner of the election. Mr Gbagbo is refusing to step down." (03/03/11)



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